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Cap'n Rod's Lowcountry Plantation Tours

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Address: 711 Front St., Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone Number: 843 477-0287
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Excellent lighthouse and shelling

Captian Rod has a wealth of local information and is a great story teller. We have taken the lighthouse shelling tour several times over the years and have never been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Captian Rod has a wealth of local information and is a great story teller. We have taken the lighthouse shelling tour several times over the years and have never been disappointed. The tour is excellent and I would recommend it to everyone who wants an up close view of the area. The shelling is fabulous and I have always returned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I went with a group of fellow photographers to the North Island in SC. Capt'n Rod was funny, informative and geniune. His stories are really amazing, and he supports the local community in many ways, as well as the environment. This trip was also very affordable. I would definitely go again. cj

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

As part of the Social Committee for our neighborhood, I helped organize a group of 43 to take the Lighthouse and Shell Island tour yesterday. I had done this several years ago when I moved to SC, but with another tour company. Boy, did I miss out then! Cap'n Rod and his lady, Fran were the BEST! Fran and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

In late April my husband and I signed up for a boat trip with Cap'n Rod, leaving out of Georgetown, South Carolina. This "plantation tour" took us by several existing plantation homes, In additiion we saw alligators and bald eagles. The end point of the trip was "Shell Island," where we searched for shells and other island gems for 1.5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Our 3 hour tour took closer to 4 1/2 which was awesome cap'n rod was very entertaining with stories only a local who really cares could tell. We saw Eagles , gators , Dolphins and why it is called the low country

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

After seven days of rain and 60 hrs. of work on the Ark, it was such a pleasure to go with a group from the CCU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on a Cap'n Rod's Tour of the historic rice Plantations around Georgetown. The day was balmy, a breezy 74 degrees with a warm sun; the rivers, Pee Dee and Waccamaw,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Our captain, Doug, gave a great narrative on the rice trade and the work the slaves did clearing land and digging canals by hand plus working the rice fields. Quite an amazing accomplishment. The plantations we saw were in the far distance and barely visible from the boat. The island for shelling made for a fun adventure however, it was... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This trip was full of stories, both historical and funny, learned alot about the old rice plantations and Winyah Bay...how islands were made by old shells, how the rice plantations were watered with fresh water on top of the salt water at high tide...shelling at the tip of the island was nice and picturesque. Our family really enjoyed this trip... More 

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Yankton, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is about a four hour tour of the bay which takes you by a few of the historical plantation sites. You then get to see the lighthouse from the bay. You do not disembark the boat where the lighthouse is located, but do get a few photo opportunities. You then spend one and half hours on Shell Island which... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was a fun way to spend a three hour boat tour of the plantations. However, I was a bit disappointed, in that they advertised as a "plantation tour", so I was expecting to be able to get out of the boat, and actually tour a plantation house or two from the Civil War era. However, all we could see... More 

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